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Happy Birthday Matthew McConaughey: His Best Movies

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One of the most talented Hollywood stars of the present, Matthew McConaughey is celebrating his birthday today (November 4th). The Oscar winner has turned 45 today. Matthew McConaughey got noticed in 2003 with the comedy movie, Dazed and Confused.

Matthew McConaughey came to be known as a romantic hero in 2000s after acting in hit movies like romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool's Gold (2008) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).

However, the actor shifted from the romantic comedy genre in 2010 by picking up movies like The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Bernie (2011), Killer Joe (2011), The Paperboy (2012), Mud (2012), Magic Mike (2012) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

Matthew McConaughey won his first Academy Award in 2013 for portraying a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS in the biographical film Dallas Buyers Club. Apart from changing his look completely for the movie by losing oodles of weight, Matthew also got a lot of appreciation for his acting in this movie.

Matthew McConaughey will be next seen in Interstellar which is all set to hit the theatres on November 5th in North America and a wide release on November 7, 2014. As it is the birthday of the handsome and rough American star, here is a look at some of the best movies of Matthew McConaughey which are worth appreciating.

Happy Birthday Matthew McConaughey: His Best Movies

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew won his first Academy Award for portraying the role of an AIDS patient in the biographical film.

A Time To Kill

The drama film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name was a critical as well as commercial success which shot Matthew McConaughey to fame as it was his big break. Matthew plays a white lawyer who fights to give justice to the father of a 10-year-old black girl who was raped.

The Paperboy

The thriller movie is a nice watch with Matthew playing a reporter. Although Nicole Kidman got most of the attention for her bold role, Matthew and other stars like Zac Efron also played their roles to perfection.

The Wedding Planner

Matthew got a lot of accolades for his role in this classic rom-com movie opposite Jennifer Lopez.

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Another romantic comedy starring Matthew and Kate Hudson, this is one of the films you must watch.

Killer Joe

Matthew McConaughey received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead in this Gothic crime drama.

The Lincoln Lawyer

The movie was not just a critical success but took Matthew McConaughey's career to the next level.

Magic Mike

The movie is roughly based on the early life of Channing Tatnum as a stripper in Tampa. However, the classic and sensuous stripping scenes of Matthew will leave you amazed!


Mud was named one of the Top Ten Independent Films of 2013 by the National Board of Review with a strong performance by Matthew McConaughey.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

He has given one of his best performances as the boss, and not to forget the quotes and lessons.

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